The Voice in Your Head Can be a Real Jerk! Why beating ourselves up backfires and the impressive science of self-compassion

October 12, 2020 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

One of the cruelest voices we hear can be the one that is in our own heads. Despite often hearing that we should be hard on ourselves to succeed, research shows that self-criticism prevents us from overcoming setbacks and achieving our goals. This session will demonstrate robust evidence for, and opportunities to practice, a different internal voice - one of self-compassion. Presented by Dr. Carrie Adair, Assistant Director of Research at the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality and sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Contact Rachel Mwombela at for more information. Pre-register for the event here: